Primary Care - Mental Health
Last update: 21 November 2012,
by Maureen Bell
Terminology is something of a problem in this area - links on this
page cover shared care, general practice, primary care as it
relates to mental health, and some liaison psychiatry.
Links are divided into Australian and overseas lists.
Lists of books and journal articles relating to primary care in
mental health can be found on my bibliographies and reading lists page. There is
a sepatate list for general practice
Mental health staff have access to the journal Mental Health in Family Medicine (previously Primary Care Mental Health). You'll find links to both in the e-Journals A-Z list at the top right of this page.
(Consultation and Liaison in Primary Care Psychiatry)
From the Mental Health Branch, Department of Human Services,
Discharge planning and the development of protocols between adult Area Mental Health Services and general practitioners
A background paper produced by the Mental Health Branch of the Victorian Department of Human Services in May 2005.
eMJA: Increased access to evidence-based primary mental health care: will the implementation match the rhetoric?
By Ian B. Hickie and Patrick D. McGorry.
MJA 2007; 187 (2): 100-103
From Woe to Go: Mental Health Clinical Practice Guidelines and
From Woe to Go: Mental Health Clinical Practice Guidelines and
General Practice. Positioning Dissemination Programs, by Jonine
Penrose-Wall and Mark Harris. Centre for General Practice
Integration Studies, University of New South Wales, 2000.
A Manual of mental health care in general practice
By John Davies. National Mental Health Strategy. First published February 2000. Revised August 2002, and June 2003.
Programs in Remote Divisions of General Practice
Mental Health Programs in Remote Divisions of General Practice:
PARC Knowledge Harvesting Program Issues Report. By Elizabeth
Osman, Victoria Wade, and Eleanor Jackson Bowers. Primary Mental
Health Care Australian Resource Centre, Department of General
Practice, Flinders University, November 2004.
Mental Health Shared Care in
Report for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, by
Chris Holmwood, Grace Groom, and Sally-Anne Nicholson. Primary
Mental Care Australian Resource Centre, Department of General
Practice, Flinders University and Australian Divisions of General
Practice, June 2001.
To Their Full Potential: Research Report A: Evaluating five models of Divisions’ dissemination of Guidelines Depression in Young People for GPs CGPIS
This report describes the
pilot National General Practice Guideline Implementation Program
which encouraged Divisions to adopt guideline implementation
programs using the Clinical Practice Guidelines Depression in Young
People for General Practitioners (NHMRC, 1997) By Jonine
Penrose-Wall. Published by the Centre for General Practice
Integration Studies, School of Community Medicine, University of
New South Wales.
Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative (CCMHI)
This site provides the full text of a number of papers and toolkits. The goal of the CCMHI is to enhance the capacity of primary health care providers to meet the mental health care needs of consumers through collaboration among
and Treatment of Drug Abuse in Family Practice
An American Family Physician monograph made possible with federal
funds from the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the United
Evolving Models of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care
By Chris Collins, Denise Levis Hewson, Richard Munger, and Torlen Wade. Milbank Memorial Fund, May 2010.
Family Physician Guide: For Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Early Psychosis and Substance Use Disorders
From the British Columbia Ministry of Health, Mental Health and Addictions Branch, March 2007.
Is remission of depressive symptoms in primary care a realistic
goal? A meta-analysis
By Marliese Y Dawson, Erin E Michalak, Paul Waraich, J Ellen
Anderson, and Raymond W Lam
Practice 2004; 5: 19
Mental Disorders in Primary Care: A WHO Educational Package
Geneva, World Health Organization, 1998.
Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Below is the description from the web site.
The Primary Care Companion to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry is
a peer-reviewed journal that strives to bring together knowledge in
medicine and psychiatry to improve patient care.
Primary Care: Tools for Common Mental Health Problems - Centre for Mental Health
A publication of the Centre for Mental Health (previously the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health,) This list is intended to support the development of Primary and Intermediate mental health care, by providing a resource of validated common mental health tools and questionnaires.
Primary Concerns: A Better Deal for Mental Health in Primary Care
London, Mental Health Foundation, January 2007.
Primary Health Organisations Service Development Toolkit for Mental
Health Services in Primary Health Care
Wellington, New Zealand, Ministry of Health, 2004.
controlled trial of non-directive counselling, cognitive– behaviour
therapy and usual general practitioner care in the management of
depression as well as mixed anxiety and depression in primary
By M King, B Sibbald, E Ward, P Bower, M Lloyd, M Gabbay, and S
Health Technology Assessment 2000; Vol. 4: No. 19
Report of A
Surgeon General's Working Meeting on the Integration of Mental
Health Services and Primary Health Care (2001)
Shared Mental Health Care: A Bibliography and Overview
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry vol. 47: no.2. Supplement 1,
A Training Manual for Prevention of Mental Illness: Managing Emotional Symptoms and Problems in Primary Care
By E van Weel-Baumgarten, L Mynors-Wallis, E Jané-Llopis, & P Anderson. A training manual for prevention of mental illness: managing emotional symptoms and problems in primary care. Nijmegen: Radboud University of Nijmegen, 2005.
Treating Common Mental Health Problems Through Stepped Care: Informing, commissioning, provider management, and practice-based commissioning in primary care
By Mark Needham. Retrospective service audit of North West test sites, in support of the Department of Health’s business planning for psychological therapies, CSIP North West Regional Development Centre, 2007.
the evidence on effectiveness of capacity building of primary
health care professionals in the detection, management, and outcome
Health Evidence Network (HEN), December 2004. HEN, initiated and
coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, is an
information service for public health and health care
decision-makers in the WHO European Region.
WHO Guide to Mental and
Neurological Health in Primary Care
Produced by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training
for Mental Health, this Guide has been written to support primary
care professionals, primary care organizations and local user
groups in their delivery of primary care mental and neurological
health services. World Health Organization, 2003-2004.